The Daily Express. (San Antonio, Tex.), Vol. 41, No. 291, Ed. 1 Thursday, October 18, 1906 Page: 1 of 14
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Demands that everyone lay aside something in
times of plenty, such as now blesses Southwest
Texas, and provide against years of disaster
which may follow. Your account, whether
checking or time certificate, will be appreciated
Woods National Bank
Differential Chain Blocks
F. W. Heitmann Co.
VOLUME XLI.—NO. 291.
SAN ANTONIO. TEXAS, THURSDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 18, 1906.--FOURTEEN PAGES.
4. S. LOCKWOOD,
J. MU IR JR.,
M. FREEBORN, j
Asst. Cashier, i
The Lockwood National Bank
201 Commerce Street,
SflM ANTONIO, TEXAS
Arcounts Solicited. Loans Made on Approved Security at Lowest Rates.
Mexican Money Bought and Sold. Safe Deposit Boxes for Rent to the Public.
E. B. Chandler
MONEY TO LOAN
Real Estate Far Sals
102 EAST CROCKETT STREET
OIL CASE I
T. C. FROST,
J. T. WOODHULL,
Frost National Bank
SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS
Exchange Drawn on Principal Cities in Europe and Mexico. Mexican
Money Bought and Sold.
Lasl Day of Trial Fraught With
Court Room Demonstrations
and Counsel Bickerings.
READING OF TELEGRAM
BRINGS ABOUT TROUBLE
ALAMO NATIONAL BANK
SAN ANTCNIO, TEXAS.
Paid In $250,000.
Undivided profit* $200,000
We have erected for the safety and convenience of our customers the beet
burglar and fire proof vaults In the South. Business solicited.
WEST TEXAS BANK & TRUST 00.
AT CLOSE OF OUR FIRST FISCAL YEAR, SEPTEMBER 29. 1906.
Loans and discounts. $907,023.27 Capital stock $200,000.00
3.050.S7 Surplus and undivided prof-
Furnituro and fixtures
Cash on hand and sight ox-
SAFETY DEPOSIT BOXES
We furnish safety deposit boxes in our fire proof vault free cf charge to
our customers. Do you need one?
Also Remember That We Pay 4% Interest on Saving Accounts.
AMERICAN l$ANK TRUST CO.
OPERA HOUSE BUILDING., ALAMO PLAZA.
Dispatch Conveying Information of Sale
of the Manhattan Branded As
Medium of a Scheme to
G. F. <fc H. CUENTHER
U. S. B0H9ED iHa SEHEML STORAGE WAREHOUSE
general Wnrrliuiistlne nml ONf rlhntinic
Rate* on Application
SIona.tSJ.*r* Negotiable Warehouse Receipts Issued
' SAN &HTQN10.~
UP TO DATE METHODS.
Guaranteed satisfaction and
Solid gold or
Porcelain Crc-wns. $5.00.
Bridge Work, $5,00.
Best Set of Teeth, $8.00.
Fillings from 50c up.
We offer you this for your practice?
Can we have it?
Oil sale October 20.
Dallas ?c7?,,rn $10.30
On sala daily
DOUBLE DAILY SERVICE
City Office, 122 Alamo Plaza
ST. LOUIS CHICAGO
AND INTERMEDIATE POINTS.
On sale October 19 only.
Limit 30 days.
Tourist Car to St. Louis Tonight
BOTH TELEPHOES 425
THREE TRAINMEN KILLED.
Explosion of Locomotive Boiler Near
Alamogordo Has Disastrous
Fpecial Telegram to The Express.
EL PASO, Tex., Oct. 17.—Engineer Fred
N. Dobbin, Fireman T. E. Brandon and
Hrakeman C. O. Gallagher were killed
today just north of Alamogordo, N. M.,
on the Southwestern Railroad, by the ex-
plosion of a boiler, due to letting tho
water get too low.
Loss of $60,000 Suffered Through De-
struction of County Building
PIPE LIQUID COAL LIKE GAS.
Inventor Plans to Distribute Fuel to
Houses in Fluid Shape.
KKV1KR, Mo., Oct. 17.—Inst pail of hav-
ing the basement half filled with the
coal pile and laboring morning and nieht
With the shovel, it will be possible soon
to turn on a faucet anil let a bucket ot'
coal run out, if the plans of Dr. George
ft. Nunelly succeed. Dr. Nunelly an-
nounced today that he had it all figured
|>ut ami demonstrated.
According to tlie inventor It will be
iasy. Coal miners will disappear. Their
[laces will be taken by men who will
'pray the faee of tho coal veins with a
tlution lJr. Nunelly has invented. The
f-ioftl, he says, will be turned into a liquid
_ »*»Hictiis means. The liquid coal will lie
mod vNt.il to the surface and stored in
usually thVv*. soon as it is exposed to light
for tho lngrea»£!lyfi:„it ,wi11 p"™}' hard.
with nlr*nh/)L vW1' piped. ho says, as
Thfffion M^1 bo distributed to eon-
The "Golden Med. ^u, towns ns gas is
extracts of the at/* n rk f|ui(I of
^ ,'ngredlents and c ^eilago which.
Tlful hablt-formil^ gradually
11 id coal*.
Special Telegram to The Express.
LAREDO, Tex., Oct. 17.—Webb County
Courthouse has just been completely de-
stroyed by fire. Tho building cost $60,000.
It was Insured for $30,000. The county
records had only recently been moved to
a building nearby which had been fixed
up for tho County Clerk, and they are oil
Tho origin of the fire Is unknown.
DEAD BODY FOUND.
Corpse In Wilson County Had Name
C. H. Van Etten on Card.
Special Telegram to The Express.
FLORESV1LLE, Tex., Oct. 17.—Yester-
day the corpse of a man was found two
miles from Potts in J. H. Me Daniel's pas-
ture. He had been dead two or three
weeks from appearances.
In a poekotbook in the coat was found
a money order Issued bv the Wells-Fargo
Express Company in the State of New
York to C. Van Etten for $2.50. In his
pocket book was also a card with the
name C. H. Van Etten on it. lie also
had a Bible in his pocket and a fireman's
SEGUIN STREET CARNIVAL.
Streets Crowded 'Until Midnight.
Good Order Prevails.
Special Telegram to The Express.
SEGIJIN, * ex., Oct. 17.—The Street
Carnival is in full blast, av.d the streets
are crowded with people 1. vim 4 p. m.
till 12 at night.
F1NLLAY, Ohio., Act. 17.—After a trial
of several days, the fate of the Standard
Oil Company of Ohio, charged with con-
spiracy against trade, was placed in the
hands of the jury at 8:30 tonight. Heavy
speeches on both sides were made. Vice
President Kline concluded for the de-
fense and Attorney General Ellis for the
The defense submitted fourteen points
of law for incorporation in the charges
of the court to the jury, all but two of
which were rejected. Judge Banker then
read his elaborate charge and the jury
retired to deliberate.
The tension between counsel on either
side, which has been on the inerea.se as
the case progressed, reached the break-
ing point today and hot words of criti-
The crowd in the court room became
demonstrative for the first time and the
court instantly rebuked all concerned
The collision resulted from the receipt
of a telegram by the Attorney General
stating that the Manhattan Oil Company
today had sold out to the Standard for
$2,000,000. This was declared by the de-
fense as a trick to injluence the jury.
The prosecution retorted that the mat-
ter would have never reached the jury
had not Mr. Kline, who made the charge,
mentioned the matter In open court. The
incident closed with a severe admonition
from the court. The jury was not to re-
gard the matter and the spectators must
maintain, Silence or be ordered from the
l'o 4fm.fr ^
IT'S "CONTROLLER"" NOW.
Mr. Tracewell and the Revised Stat
utes Yield to President.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 37.-The Presi-
dent's advocacy of simplified spelling has
made a convert of Robert J. Tracewell,
Comptroller of the Treasury. When the
President issued his simplified spelling
rules the Comptroller of the Currency
and tho Treasury pointed to the fact, that
the law provided for "comptrollers" not
"controllers." But the annual report of
Mr. Tracewell was published today and
tho title page reads controller."
Mr. Tracewell often tells the story of
how President Grant, desiring to have a
comptroller change a decision, remarked
that, while he could not compel the
Comptroller to change his views, he
could change. Comptrollers.
INDICTED IN OKLAHOMA.
Joint Indictment Returned Against
Frisco and Waters-Pierce.
Special Telegram to Tlie Express,
ENID, Okla., Oct. 17.—The grand jury
of Blaine County today returned a joint
indictment against the Frisco Railroad
and the Waters-Pierce Oil Company,
charging violation of the anti-trust law,
alleging they conspired to allow cheaper
rates for oil to Waters-Pierce as against
higher rates for competitors. The par-
ticulars of tho case allege an agreement
to transport empty barrels for less than
25 cents, tho regular tariff on this class
QUARANTINE IS RESTORED.
Embargo Against Cuba Again in Ef-
fect Owing to Fever Situation.
NEW ORLEANS. La., Oct. 17.—Quaran-
tine regulations, which were yesterday
partly removed from Havana shipping,
were today fully restored by the State
Board of Health on advices from Sur-
geon General Wyman of the Marine
Hospital Service that future yellow fever
conditions at Havana are uncertain.
TWO infc£N ARE DROWNED.
Boat Caosizes in Crossing Yazoo River
and Occupants Meet Death.
VICKBB1TRG, Miss., Oct. 17.—Tonight
while crossing the Yazoo River, about
twenty miles above here, Jacob Dorn-
bush of this city and C. A. Short of
Haynes Bluff were drowned by reason of
the capsizing of a skiff in midstream.
Both men were wealthy and prominent
PIPE LINE FROM
TO PORT ARTHUR
Believed That Texas Company
Increase in Capita! Stock Is
For This Purpose.
SOUTH TEXAS STOCKS
ARE BEING EXHAUSTED
A delightful ocean voyage. Cheap-
est and best way to go. Sailings
Wednesdays and Saturdays.
For passage and information apply
to any railroad ticket agent.
ED SACHS. Agent,
Next Menger Hotel. San Antonio.
J. B. DENIS0N. AGENT
2322 Strand, Galveston
Ticket, to and From Europe
i ' .J
Special Telegram to The Express.
HOUSTON, Tex., Oct. 17.-That steps
were taken towards building a pipe line
from Tulsa, I. T., to Port Arthur dur-
ing the meeting of the Texas Company
held in Beaumont Tuesday, there is lit-
tle doubt in the minds of oil men, though
tlie officials of the company refuse to
give any information whatever concern-
ing the matters under discussion during
There was a report from Tulsa a few
days ago to the effect that, the Standard
Oi] Company and the Texas Company
would be parties to the deal, that the
Standard would build the line to the
Texas border and that the Texas Com-
pany or the Gates interests would build
from there to the refineries at Port
That the Guft'ey Company and the
Security Company will have an interest
in the line appears to be certain.
The Texas refineries and the big com-
panies are up against a proposition just
now. The production in the Texas and
Louisiana fields has not been up to the
consumption, and it is imperative that
the companies owning th<- refineries at
Port Arthur build the pipe line from tho
At Port Arthur there are two big re
fineries, the Guffey and the Texas, while
there Is the Texas Refinery at Port
Neches, a short distance from Spindle
Top, and the Security is allied with the
interests Of the other large refineries, it
is said, and the United is an independent
Reports from Tulsa are to the effect
that oil has no market there. One former
Spindle Top operator has seven large
wells and can dispose of only nbout one-
fourth of his output. He receives from
30 to 35 cents per barrel. There are a
number of other operators In the field
who are having the same experience.
The pipe line will connect the Bartle-
ville field with the Tulsa field, it is
stated. Bartlevllle is In the Clu •< cee Na-
tion, near the line of Kansas, and t pipe
line now connects that field < i?h the
N'eodosha r> fin^ri^s a vhnrt d :v fmn
Coffeyville, Kas. The eonnet :ion of tl ?.s*t
lines would connect the pij ■»• line tystenn
in Texas with the pipe hue sysi ms in
Kansas, bringing not only the Territory
fields but th<- Kansas fields in touch with
the Gulf, with an outlet at Port Arthur.
SUMMARY OF THE NEWS.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17.—Weather
West Texas—Fair in south, rains in
north portion Thursday; Friday fair.
East Texas—Rain Thursday and in
cast portion Friday; fresh southeast
SECRETARY TAFT RETURNS.
Accompanied by Party That Was
With Him in Cuba, Erstwhile
Intermediary Lands at Homt.
OLD POINT COMPORT, Va., Oct. 17.—
Secretary of War Taft and Mrs. Taft,
Assistant Secretary of State Bacon and
Mrs. Bacon, General Funston and tlie
party from Havana arrived at Old Point
Comfort on the battleship Louisiana to-
day. The entire party came ashore in
launches. Having decided not to make
the trip to Washington on the dispatch
boat Dolphin, they will leave this after-
noon by rail via Richmond and are ex-
pected to reach Washington late tonight.
THIS CANARY A SUICIDE.
Its Voice Failed, So it Hanged Itself
Through Cage Wires.
BLOOM FIELD, N. J., Oct. 17.—"Dick,"
a pet canary owned by Miss Florence
Parkhill of Montgomery Street. Bloom-
field, deliberately committed suicide this
afternoon by hanging.
The bird was 10 years old, and until
few months ago was possessed of as
sweet a voice a« one of its species ever
had. It trilled from morning until dark-
ness set in at night, and delighted all
who heard it.
Suddenly its tones began to waver, and
its attempts to whistle were painful to
behold. Finally Dick was unable to
make a sound. Despondent over the loss,
the bird thrust its head through the
wires of its cage and swung away from
the perch and thus ended its life.
The remains ot Dick were placed in
little box and interred in a flower bed.
Party cf Northern investors to be here
today to investigate guayule product in
Court of Civil Appeals upholds two de-
cisions of lower courts granting large
School Board discusser, rights of child-
ren of army officers in public schools.
Ceremonies to be held Monday when
ground is broken for klnderaarten build-
Captain Hay makes annual report of
prtceedlngs of Judge Advicate's office.
Annual live stock quarantine proclama-
tion is Issued.
Col. Tom Campbell to visit Austin.
The Texas Company increases capital
stock to $12,000,000.
Bexar County ponds are bought by the
State Board of Education.
President Texas Chapter Daughters of
the Confederacy requests all members to
observe Sunday afternoon next as me
morial day in honor of the late Mrs.
Three men are killed by explosion of
locomotive boiler near Alamogordo, N. M.
Farmers Congress of Eastern Texas
concludes session at Tyler.
Webb County courthouse Is destroyed
Supreme Court permits filing of several
mandamuses against Land Commissioner.
Rulings of Interstate and Texas Com-
missions seem to conflict on one phase
of the rate question.
Union Pacific inaugurates service
equipped with steel cars.
Lively fight for control of Illinois Cen-
tral at annual meeting.
Jerome's' Intimation of further Indict-
ments causes no alarm to Thaw's coun-
Currency reform is the keynote of the
Funeral of Mrs. Davis will be attended
with elaborate ceremonies.
Young Corbett and McGovern fight a
Standard Oil case goes to the Jury.
French authorities adjudge Insane
Thaub-Thal, monarch of Annam.
DeCastellane divorce and debt suits
postponed two weeks.
NEGROES ATTEMPT LYNCHING.
Seek Vengeance on One of Their Race
er H Jnciis Crime.
Special Telegram to The Express.
SHREVEPORT, La., Oct. 17.—Cafy Nel-
son, a negro who was arrested at Mer-
rouge, La., for injuring a young negro
girl, was taken to Monroe today for safe
keeping. A large crowd of negroes were
at the depot when the train arrived and
made an attempt to lynch Nelson.
The officers, after much difficulty, suc-
ceeded in getting the prisoner safely to
MILITIA IS ORDERED OUT.
Governor Acts to Preclude Trouble at
COLUMBUS, S. C., Oct. 17.—Tn conse-
quence of threats of an attempt at rescue
having reached Governor Hayward, he
has* ordered out the militia to prevent a
disturbance at the hanging of Commander
Johnson, to take place at Conway on
Johnson is a white man of means, ac-
cused of having murdered Rev. Harmon
D. Granger, who had denounced John-
IS THE KEYNOTE OF
Convention Becomes Exceptionally
Animated at Temporary Intro*
duction of the Subject.
FOR TODAY'S MEETING
ST. LOUIS, Mo., Oct. 17.—The first
day s session of the third annual conven-
tion of the American Banker's Associa-
tion was devoted almost ntierly to the
hearing of routine reports. There was
one time during the day when the delib-
erations of the convention threatened to
become exceptionally animated and that
was, when touching on tlie question of
currency reform. The subject was not
entered into, however, being laid over
for discussion tomorrow. The Federal
executive committee will lay before the
convention an elastic currency plan it has
prepared. Currency reform is apparently
the keynote and main idea of the conven-
tion and so many plans have been pre-
sented and suggested for consideration
that confusion has resulted. The session
was characterized by warm discussion
when the subject was brought up. but
conservative and influential members feel
certain that a plan of currency reform
will be added before the convention fin-
Mrs. L. A. Battchelor of North Dakota,
occupied a prominent position on tho
stage today being the only woman so hon-
ored because sh« is the only woman bunk
president attending the convention. She
is president of the First National Bank
of Fingall, North Dakota, and her hus-
band is cashier of the bank.
After listening to reports all day, the
regular business was suspended and the
convention was addressed by Charles N.
Fowler, chairman of the committee on
banking and currency in the House of
Representatives, and Comptroller of th<i
Owing to the lateness of the hour at the
conclusion of Mr. Ridglev's address the
proceedings of the convention were con-
tinued until tomorrow morning at 9
HE TORE UP HIS PASSES.
A Territory Candidate Who Publicly
Renounced the Railroads.
MUSKOGEE, I. T., Oct. 17.-W. A. Led-
better was nominated by the Democrats
df Ardmore th> other d*i* xor delegate \ I
the Constitutional Convention. Mr. Lod-
ftetter has been attorney for two or three
railroads at Ardmore, and when he an-
nounced his candidacy he stated that be
would give up his railroad jobs This was
many weeks ago. The day he was nomi-
nal.. 1 he accepted the nomination and
publicly tore up his railroad passes.
R. L. Williams of Durant, who has
been nominated jus a delegate to the Con-
stitutional Convention and is candidate
for Governor, announced before be got
into the race that he had quit his rail-
road job and turned in his passes.
NO TIDINGS OF LOST BARGE.
Whaleback Berkshire's Whereabouts
NORFOLK, Va., Oct. 17.—'No tidings
have been received of the lost whaleback
barge Berkshire, which is somewhere off
this coast with her crew of six.
The Berkshire was lost from a tow on
Monday afternoon. The northeast storm
which has been on for more than forty-
eight hours is still sweeping the Virginia
and North Carolina coasts tonight.
FIGHT ON FISH
IS NOT ENDED
President of Illinois Central Re-
mains in Control, But Union
Pacific Is Not Defeated.
CONTEST WAXES WARM
AT ANNUAL MEETING
Opposition Now Numbers Seven Birec*
tors Out of a Board of Thirteen.
Cromwell Intimates Further
Strife in November.
CHICAGO, 111., Oct. 17.—The, fight foe
the control of the Illinois Central Rail-
road company waxed hot today between
Stuyvesant Fish, president of the road
and William Nelson Cromwell, reppe-
sentlng E. H. Harriman and 250 stock-
holders who had come from various
parts of the country to attend the meet-,
On the face of the record Mr. Fish ap-
pears to have been the victor, but that
the victory is not a final one is insinu-
ated by Mr. Cromwell. The representa-
tive of Mr. Harriman said to the Asso-
"In a directory of thirteen people there
are still seven members who have placeJ
themselves on record in opposition to
Mr. Fish in this contest. There will
be a meeting of the board, probably in
November. This board will elect the of-
ficers of the rail road. You can drkw
your own conclusions."
The clash between Messrs. Harriman
and Fish was waged over an agreement
dated July 27, lHOli, and signed by Stuy-
vesant Fish, Charles A. Pea body and Hi.
H. Harriman. In June Mr. Fish had
begun the collection of prcxles lor use
at tlie in ting held today lie states
that an effort was also male by Mr.
Harriman to gat proxies through Kulin.
Loeb & Co.
On July IS Mr. Peabody introduced a
resolution at a meeting of the board
of directors that a committee of the dJ-
r ctorv be appointed to collect piw-le* .
However, on July 27, Messrs. Fish. *>e«v-
body and Harriman attended a meetn g a/
the board of directors, at which it was
stated only routine business was trans-
At noon the stockholders meeting was
called to order by Mr. Fish amid ex-
pectant silence. Mr. Fish stated his side
of the controversy in a prepared state-
ment. which was in part as follows:
"For the first time I am called upon
in behalf of the stockholders to with-
stand a forcible and organized effort t«i
change tne policy of the company and in
the interest of less than one-fifth of th*>
stock to turn it over to those who con-
trol other railroad systems. For a year
or more past it has been a. matter of
public notoriety that those connected
with the management of the Union Pa-
cific system of railroads have been u-
chasing shares of the Illinois Cel. ral
Company in large amounts."
Mr. Fish then went on to tell of the «LU
rectors' meeting of July 1H at which Mr?
Peabody offered his resolution entering
into an agreernnt as follows:
"Three outgoing directors to he re-
elected; Mr. Grinnell's successor to l»e
elected by a majority of the several di-
Practlce Limited to Extractlnq
Artificial Teeth and Correction
of Irregularities of the Teeth.
ROOM 11, HICKS BUILDING.
San Antonio Tent Colony
Lungs and Throat
Modern Methods, Reasonable Ratea
DR. W. CARLTON FARMER,
Or. W. A. Womble
Plood, Skin, Kidney, All Urinary Dis-
eases. X-Ray and all Modern
Suites 80 and 81, Fifth Floor, Hicks Bldg.
The best and most up-to-date Hotel In
Electric Fans and Shower Bnths in all
European Plan. Cafe In Connection, i
If |T |f if jp jC
Frederick J. Fielding, M.D.
Genit) Urinary, Venereal
and Skin Disease* a
Consultaticn Free. Hours
9 to 12, 2 to 5. Sundays,
9 to 12 only.
Suites 47, 48, 49 and 50.
Fourth Flocr. Hicks Bldg.
San Antonio, Texas.
On sale Saturday,
Limit Oet. 22.
Regular round trip rate of
$10.30 on sale daily until Oct.
I.lmit Oet. 29.
Make Sleeper Reservation
121 ALAMO PLAZA.
rHE BEST TRAIN TO
^ TO ^
•n Sale Dally, Expires October 31
For Houston and GeJveston. Chair
C&rs and Sleeper. Leaves 7:55 p. m.
Steamship Tickets to New York, Cuba and Europe.
C. FAHEY, D. P. A. i. McCLANNAHAN, C. P. 8 T. A.
301 Alamo Plaza.
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